My son has been a soccer referee since he was 14 years old. He is a competitive soccer player and so it fits well with the sport he loves anyway. It also pays well - $40 for a 70 minute game and you get to be outside. So, if you play or just love a particular sport, consider becoming a referee for that sport. You'll need some training and certification but it will be worth it. It will also show that you are responsible and will flex your leadership skills as well.
Ted recommends the following next steps:
- Think about what sports you play or simply love,
- Investigate refereeing opportunities in your area and referee certification programs and requirements
- Sign up, get certified and go have fun (and make $$$)